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Ford conducted a weird experiment with a fake driverless car to see how people would respond — here’s what they discovered (F)





Ford Seat Suit Van

Last month, a weird, seemingly driverless vehicle was spotted cruising around the Washington, DC area and northern Virginia.

My colleague Kif Leswing covered the story and reported that there was actually a driver involved — just wearing a “seat suit.”

That’s right, he was disguised as an empty seat.

We now know that the whole undertaking was a collaboration between Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute and Ford. The Detroit carmaker provided the Transit Connect vehicle.

“We’re teamed up with [Virginia Tech] to test our communications method and to explore how pedestrians and bicyclists react to self-driving vehicles with no human in read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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